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Junior International Law Scholars Roundtable



Friday, March 9, 2007

8:45-9:15  Breakfast (Room 120)

9:15-9:45  Welcome and Introductions (Room 120)
Moderators: Oona Hathaway, Hari Osofsky, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Jenia

9:45-10:45  What Is the Purpose of Interdisciplinary Work? (Room 120)
Moderators: Oona Hathaway & Rebecca Hardin

10:45-11:00  Break

11:00-12:45  Break-Out Workshop Sessions (3 Concurrent Sessions) [Abstracts for all Papers]

Session 1: Interactions between Domestic and International Law (Room 108 (alt location: Room 124))
David Law, Globalization and the Future of Constitutional Rights
Catherine Powell, Tinkering With Torture in the Aftermath of Hamdan: Testing the Relationship between Internationalism and Constitutionalism
Tonya Putnam, Courts Without Borders?
Lesley Wexler, The Role of International Human Rights Law in Addressing Immigration: Non-Legal Benefits for Non-Ratifying States

Session 2: Law and War (Room 111)
Elena Baylis, Early Adopters: Congolese Military Courts and the International Criminal Court Statute
Ian Hurd, The Enigma of Article 2(4)
Meg Satterthwaite, Rendered Meaningless: Extraordinary Rendition and the Rule of Law
Jenia Turner, Between Politics and Law: Defense Counsel Views on International Criminal Trials

Session 3: New Directions for International Legal Theory (Room 112)
Susan Franck, Empirical Legal Studies and Investment Treaty Disputes
Rebecca Hardin, Concessionary Politics in African Regimes of Resource Extraction
Hari Osofsky, Climate Change Litigation as Pluralist Legal Dialogue?
Jonathan Zasloff, More Realism About Realism: Dean Acheson and the Jurisprudence of Cold War Diplomacy

12:45-2:00  Lunch (Faculty Lounge)

2:00-3:30  Break-Out Small-Group Discussion of Cutting-Edge Issues (3 Concurrent Sessions) [Descriptions of Panels]

Session 1
: Methodological Approaches to Framing International Legal Scholaship (Room 113 (alt. location: Room 124))
Moderator: Jonathan Zasloff

Session 2: The Role of Democracy in International Law and Institutions (Room 112)
Moderator: Jaya Ramji-Nogales & Duncan Hollis

Session 3: Non-State and Sub-State Actors, Intersystemic Governance Challenges, and the Possibilities for Legal Pluralism (Faculty Lounge)
Moderators: Paul Berman & Michelle McKinley

3:30-3:45  Break

3:45-5:00  The Way Forward: How to Encourage and Expand Interdisciplinary Conversation (Room 120)
Moderators: Tanisha Fazal & Jaya Ramji-Nogales

5:00-7:00  Cocktail Party with YJIL Conference Participants (Alumni Reading Room)

7:00-9:00  Dinner at Oona Hathaway's House